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August, 2014

  • 28 August

    Mattie Sue Baker Olvera

    Mattie Sue Baker Olvera, age 46, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Mena. She was born April 26, 1968 in DeQueen, Arkansas to Charles Baker and the late Rebecca Sue Ellis Baker. She was married to Jose Olvera and was in the Logging and Timber Industry. Mattie Sue loved to fish, hunt and enjoyed the outdoors. ...

  • 26 August

    Donald Edwards

    Donald Edwards, age 71 of Mena, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 in Mena, Arkansas. He was born September 7, 1942 in Big Fork, Arkansas to the late Andy Edwards and the late Ruby Bates Edwards. He was married to Loretta Nault Edwards and was a machinist by profession. Donald was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He ...

  • 25 August

    Scott Delaney Morris

    Scott Delaney Morris, age 59, a nearly lifelong resident of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, after a long decline in his health. He was born August 13, 1955 in Amarillo, Texas to Jack Delaney Morris and Lauragene Lewis Morris. Scott was raised by his maternal grandmother, Ms. Ruby Lewis a Mena resident from 1967-1976. He attended Mena High ...

  • 21 August

    Margaret Elizabeth Henry Bell

    Margaret Elizabeth Henry Bell, age 89, of Mena passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in Mena. She was born May 27, 1925 in Dierks, Arkansas to the late Reese Davis Henry and the late Rosa Etta Leeper Henry. She was married to the late Champ Bell and was a school secretary for Acorn School System for many years. She is ...

  • 19 August

    Betty Marie Puckett

    Betty Marie Puckett, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Mena. She was born April 13, 1924 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Oliver Harmon Harrison and the late Mattie Clementine Gardner. She spent many happy years married to J.T. “Red” Puckett. Betty was a Registered Nurse and proudly served in the Mena Hospital System from 1951 ...

  • 19 August

    Homer Adam Smith, Sr.

    Homer Adam Smith, Sr., age 88, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 Mena. He was born August 2, 1926 in Oppenheim, New York to the late Edward and Leona Meyers and was married to Virginia Anderson Smith on July 6, 1947. Homer served his country in the United States Army in the Philippines and was an auto mechanic ...

  • 18 August

    Doyle “Poppa Doyle” Boydstun

    Doyle “Poppa Doyle” Boydstun, age 79, of Mena, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Mena. He was born April 22, 1935 in West Helena,Arkansas to the late Gurvis Boydstun and the late Annie Starks Boydstun. He was a car dealer in the Auto Industry and was also a kind, loving, “jokester” janitor at Holly Harshman. He was loved and respected ...

  • 18 August

    Ida Bell Posey Nelson

    Ida Bell Posey Nelson, age 90, of Mena passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Mena. She was born October 25, 1923 in Montgomery County, Arkansas to the late Seburn Harrison and the late Ila Chambers Harrison. She was a nurse’s aide and served in the Mena Hospital system in Polk County. Ida loved to garden, fish, raise chickens and ...

  • 18 August

    Richard Shull

    Following a three year illness with cancer, Richard Shull went to heaven on Friday, August 8, at his home in Mena. Richard was born August 1, 1948, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Roy Shull and Normalee Plummer Shull. He graduated from Hall High School in 1966. During high school, Richard played alto sax in the Hall High band and attended ...

  • 17 August

    Liam Martin Fagan

    Liam Martin Fagan, 6 week old infant son of John Joseph II and Angel June Gilbert Fagan of Mena, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Mena Regional Medical System. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Wayne Robert Fagan; maternal grandmother Carol Sue Edwards Gilbert; and one uncle Jerry Gilbert. Survivors include his parents John and Angel ...